August 2013 Newsletter - Don't Worry Fish Oil Does Not Cause Prostate Cancer

Fish Oil Does Not Cause Prostate Cancer
The “breaking news” this past month was the latest discovery that fish oil causes prostate cancer.  Well, with much of the nutrition research we experience these days there’s a lot more to the story.  To make a long story short, the people in the study were not supplementing with fish oil.  See below for more details and rebuttal articles.
I’m also pleased to announce the formation of an Ozaukee County Chapter of the Weston Price Foundation coming this fall.  I have joined with Laurie Meyer and Susan Wichman to organize this chapter.  If you are interested in helping to organize events and be part of the chapter leadership please let me know so I can invite you to our upcoming organizational meeting.
I have a favor to ask.  I’m working on building my following on Twitter and Facebook as it seems to be important to be “credible” and also will support when I write my book.  I use these now to communicate my own original articles plus link to other important articles that come my way.  Please follow me on Twitter (bjrosen and TheDickDiet) and Like me on Facebook (Rosen Wellness).  It is much appreciated.  
One last organizational note – I am taking vacation in early August and will be out of the office.  If you are in need of any supplies please let me know.  We don’t like to have “emergencies” when I am out of the office!
Another Misrepresentation of Nutritional Supplements
Despite what you read in the headlines there was no proof in the study that fish oil caused prostate cancer.  As I said above the folks in the study were not even supplementing with fish oil!  The first thing you’ll want to understand is that fish oil contains two key Omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA.  The study found that men with prostate cancer also had higher levels of DHA, but there was no relationship with EPA.   
Of course the study also found that men with the highest levels of trans-fats in their blood had the lowest level of prostate cancer.  This too is different from any previous finding.  One could conclude that men should consume trans-fats then, but all the research shows the link between trans-fats and cancer.  If you want to learn more about these studies here are two excellent articles.
Use Safe Cosmetics
Despite being labeled as natural and organic and all other great marketing phrases the bottom line is that many cosmetics are quite harmful.  Remember that your skin is an organ of absorption and can be a vehicle for toxins to enter the body.  I highly recommend the following article to learn more about safe cosmetics.  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/25-safer-alternatives-to-common-cosmetics/#axzz2aelLhRMO
Ozaukee County Weston Price Chapter Coming
I’m also pleased to announce the formation of an Ozaukee County Chapter of the Weston Price Foundation coming this fall.  I have joined with Laurie Meyer and Susan Wichman to organize this chapter.  If you are interested in helping to organize events and be part of the chapter leadership please let me know so I can invite you to our upcoming organizational meeting.
To learn more about the Weston Price Foundation click here http://www.westonaprice.org/
 
Bernard Rosen, PhD is a Nutrition Consultant and Educator. He works with individuals, groups, and at corporations to create individualized nutrition and wellness programs. His office is in Mequon, WI. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, e-mail at bernie@brwellness.com, call (262) 389-9907 or go to www.brwellness.com.